June 15th, 2008 or Constitution Day, marks yet another milestone in the more recent history of the Republic of Kosova. So while Sunday, February 17th 2008 was Independence Day; Sunday, June 15th, 2008 effectively represents “Sovereignty Day”. In actuality, the Constitution of Kosova coming into force represents “increased” sovereignty for the new state and not necessarily full sovereignty. This lack of full sovereignty was expected and recommended since the Constitution includes the Ahtisaari Plan and supervised independence as the initial solution for Kosova’s status issue.
- 02 April 2008
Due to its geo-political and strategic location, the Balkans has been and is still viewed as the political and diplomatic playground of major states. In the majority of cases, this playground has attracted attention due to its internal instability and need for a foreign penetration to calm the spirits down.
- 14 March 2008
Who is responsible for government in Kosovo? This should be a simple question with a simple answer, but as Kosovo is a ‘unique’ case, the answer in this case is also ‘unique’: no-one and everyone.
- 10 February 2008
The dust still hasn't properly settled on Serbia's Presidential Election and it appears as though a whirlwind will whisk up plenty more discontent in the coming weeks, potentially leaving certain political figures from the Balkans caked in mud.
- 15 April 2010
The first major concert that young Genta Hoxha from Kosovo played at was the celebration concert the Philharmony of Kosovo conducted on February 17th 2008 when Kosovo declared independence.
“Music makes people better, it makes them relax and think positive. We need that after all we’ve been through.” Genta Hoxha, born and raised in Prishtina, is studying for a double degree in music and journalism at the University of Prishtina. She knows what she wants - she is the kind of person that gets things done. With curly hair and a big dose of positive charisma, she’s hard to miss in a crowd. What is it like to be a young woman from Kosovo with a heart beating for classical music? 11 years have gone by since the end of the Kosovo war and the return of classical music is here to stay.